Upcoming Government Honors Deadlines

Upcoming 3L Government Honors

  • Environmental Protection Agency – R3 Law Clerk Program Spring (Unpaid, Due 11/15/09)
  • Institute of Museum & Library Services – OGC Legal Internship Program Spring (Unpaid, Due 11/15/09)
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation – Dept. of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program Spring (Unpaid, Due 11/15/09)
  • Environmental Protection Agency – Region 9 (San Francisco), Spring Volunteer Intern Program (Unpaid, Due 11/27/09)
  • Federal Communications Commission – Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Spring Internship Program (Unpaid, Due 11/30/09)

Upcoming 2L Government Honors

  • Environmental Protection Agency – Region 3 (Philadelphia) Spring Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Due 11/15/09)
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services – Office of General Counsel, Spring Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Due 11/15/09)
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation – Department of Legal Affairs – Spring Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Due 11/15/09)
  • Texas Office of Governor – Governor’s Spring Fellowship Program (Unpaid, Due 11/15/09)
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary – Majority Office’s Committee Internship Program for Spring (Unpaid, Due 11/16/09)
  • Dept. of Defense – Summer Honors Legal Internship Program (Paid, Due 11/20/09)
  • Government of the District of Columbia – Office of Police Complaints, Spring Law Clerk Internship Program (Unpaid, Due 11/27/09)
  • Environmental Protection Agency – Region 9 (San Francisco) Spring Volunteer Intern Program (Unpaid, Due 11/27/09)
  • Federal Communications Commission – Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Spring Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Due 11/30/09)
  • Office of the U.S. Trade Representative – Spring Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Due 11/30/09)

Ari Kaplan, Bestselling Author of The Opportunity Maker: Strategies for Inspiring Your Legal Career Through Creative Networking and Business Development is Offering a Free Webinar

Ari Kaplan, bestselling author of The Opportunity Maker:  Strategies for Inspiring Your Legal Career Through Creative Networking and Business Development (Thomson-West, 2008), is offering another free webinar in his 30-Minute Thursdays career and business development series. He is presenting 5 Ways to Use the Holiday Season to Raise Your Profile on Thursday November 12th, from 1-1:30pm ET.

Those who register and attend will receive a special link to the complete audio version of the last program – 5 Easy Ways to Create Opportunities in a Down Market – as a bonus.

Visit www.30MinuteThursdays.com to register for the upcoming webinar.

This Week at the CDO (Week of November 9, 2009)

Monday, November 9 – Friday, November 13

Coming Up This Week:  

November 10, 2009: 1L Out of Town Job Search Workshop.12:30 p.m., Room 352.

November 12, 2009: 1L Judicial Clerkship and Internship Information Session. 12:30 p.m., Room 352.

November 13, 2009: 1L Resume and Cover Letter Workshop. 12:30 p.m., Room 352.

International Radio & Television Society Foundation – 2010 Summer Fellowship Program

Date: June 6 – August 7, 2010
Where: New York, New York

The IRTS Summer Fellowship Program teaches up-and-coming communicators the realities of the media industry and business world through a nine-week, expense-paid fellowship, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice. Fellows gain full-time, “real world” experience at New York-based media companies. In addition, the Fellowship provides the opportunity to network with industry professionals, take related field trips, and attend panels, lectures and group discussions.

Eligibility:

The Summer Fellowship Program is competitive. Students must be college juniors, seniors or graduate students at the time of application. For detailed eligibility information, log on to the website www.irts.org and follow the link to “College Programs.” http://www.irts.org/programs/sfp/sfp.html.

COST: Travel, housing and living allowance included.

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2009, 11:59PM

Information can also be found on the IRTS Broadcast Sales Associate Program, which is held in tandem with the Summer Fellowship Program. This diversity initiative is designed to give graduating seniors a jumpstart on the management track by providing customized sales training, in addition to the regular features of the Fellowship Program.

The IRTS Foundation is a New York City-based 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which brings together the wisdom and power of today’s leaders to train and educate the next generation of media and communication professionals. Their programs and diversity initiatives help ensure that the business responsible for informing, entertaining, and educating the public reaches its highest potential in this exciting digital age.

The Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship Fund

The Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship Fund is intended to provide an opportunity for first through third year law students of under-represented minority backgrounds (e.g. race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, or socioeconomic background), who have an interest in practicing law in Sarasota County upon graduation, to obtain summer placement in private law firms and governmental agencies in the County.  This will encourage the student and the potential legal employer to make a connection within the Sarasota legal community.  (Housing during summer employment can be expensive in Sarasota, and is the responsibility of the student).  At the conclusion of the student’s summer employment in a law firm or governmental agency, the law school the student attends will receive scholarship funds of at least $5,000.00 per student to be used by the student to continue his or her education.  During employment, the student will be assigned an attorney mentor from the Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Committee and will attend a reception to welcome and honor the student and the employer with representatives from the Bar Association and Community Foundation. 

For additional information and to access the application, please visit the Student Portal or ask your advisor.

The application deadline for 2010-2011 is January 15, 2010. 

Government Honors Handbook – Recent Changes and Upcoming Deadlines

Details of these programs are provided in the 2009-10 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at http://www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm. 

Recent Government Honors Handbook Changes:

  • Export-Import Bank of the U.S., OGC – Summer Intern Program – Attorney contacts changed for program
  • City of Houston Legal Dept. – Student Internships – Program is now paid and deadline moved back 1 day to Jan. 31, 2010 for 1L/2L Summer Program
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – Governor’s OGC – Summer Extern Program – Deadline moved forward from Feb. 26 to Dec. 20, 2009 for 1L/2L program
  • New Hampshire Public Defender – Attorney Honors Program – Contact person changed for program
  • Pacific NW Region, Dept. of Interior – Summer Law Clerk Program – Deadline now established (Jan. 29, 2010) for 1L/2L Summer program

Upcoming Government Honors Deadlines: 

  • Public Defender Service for DC – Legal Clerkship Program Summer (Paid & Unpaid, Due 11/05/09)
  • Environmental Protection Agency – R3 Law Clerk Program Spring (Unpaid, Due 11/15/09)
  • Institute of Museum & Library Services – OGC Legal Internship Program Spring (Unpaid, Due 11/15/09)
  • Overseas Private Investment Corp – Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program Spring (Unpaid, Due 11/15/09)
  • Office of Governor Texas – Governor’s Fellowship Spring (Unpaid, Due 11/15/09)

Department of Homeland Security Honors Fellowship – Apply by Wednesday, November 4th

Would you like to be a part of an exceptional team of bright professionals who are dedicated to protecting our nation?  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is looking to hire a handful of students from the nation’s best graduate programs.  Those selected to join the department will have a unique opportunity to put their academic achievements, intellect and professional experience to use during a critical time in American history.  As honors fellows, you will provide direct assistance to top policymakers throughout the department.  Fellows will work side-by-side with professionals with expertise in areas such as: 

* Policy Development

* Strategic Planning                        

*Private Sector Policy                                       

* International Affairs                 

* Bioterrorism, Science and Technology              

*Immigration Policy                                                       

* Law Enforcement                    

* Cargo and Maritime Policy                   

* Emergency Preparedness

* Customs Enforcement             

* Financial Investment/Trade                  

* Intelligence and Analysis 

DHS seeks applicants who are U.S. citizens, have keen analytical skills, a demonstrated ability to write well, and the judgment and discretion needed to operate in a vibrant, highly visible, and challenging environment.  Those exceptional candidates who are selected as honors fellows will serve for two years.  Upon completing the fellowship, you will have the opportunity to convert to a permanent position at DHS.  

How do I apply?  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via email to Davian Darby in the Career Development Office at ddarby@law.miami.edu by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4th.    

DHS will work with your career services office to schedule interviews.  The informational session will be held at 10 AM on Monday, November 9th at the Toppel Career Center Library.  You will be required to go through multiple rounds of interviews with departmental officials on your college campus and at DHS headquarters.  If selected, DHS will present you with an offer letter to join the department.    

 Some key requirements that must be met are:              

* U.S. Citizenship                  

* Background Investigation                     

* Master’s Degree or Higher

Attend the Non-Profit & Government Career Fair on November 3rd!

Are you searching for an internship or full time position?  Have you considered implementing your passion and your education into a career in the Government and Non-Profit sectors?

Mark your calendar for the annual Non-Profit & Government Career Fair* being held on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm in the UC, Lower Lounge.  Learn more about various opportunities and meet with recruiters looking to discuss job and internship opportunities.

The Employer Prospectus can be accessed under the “Government” and Public Interest” categories of the Student Portal!  Get a head start and research the organizations attending!
Bring your Cane Card and several copies of your resume.  Professional dress is required for entrance!
See you on November 3rd!

*This event is open to University of Miami students and alumni only.

This Week at the CDO (Week of November 2, 2009)

Monday, November 2 – Friday, November 6

Coming Up This Week: 

November 3, 2009: From Law School to Law Firm. 12:30 p.m., Room 108.

November 4, 2009: Finding Your Dream Job in the South Florida Marketplace with Jeff Cazeau and Josh Spector. 12:30 p.m., Room 352.

November 5, 2009: 1L Resume and Cover Letter Workshop. 12:30 p.m., Room 352.

“The Future of Securities Litigation in Changing Times”

The Dade County Bar Association, Civil Litigation Committee, presents “The Future of Securities Litigation in Changing Times.”

Speakers:

Tracy A. Nichols, Holland & Knight
Adam Moskowitz, Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton
Eric I. Bustillo, Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Economic & Environmental Crimes Section

This is a great opportunity for law students to network with securities and corporate attorneys. Attend the event on Friday, November 6, 2009 from 9:00 am to 10:45 am. It takes place at the Dade County Courthouse, 73 West Flagler Street, Ceremonial Courtroom 6-1.  

The fee for students is waived. Registration is $10.00 for Members and $20.00 for Non-members. 2 hour CLE Credit Approved.  

You may register online at https://www.dadecountybar.org/forms/110609cls.php or call the Dade County Bar Association at 305-371-2220.